Koshie Mills: “As African women, It’s important to celebrate our beauty”

The energy was palpable Friday afternoon in Marina del Rey, Calif. as hundreds gathered for the inaugural international women awards luncheon. An occasion to celebrate the beauty, cultural and creative achievements of black women all around the world, the event is the brainchild of host and creator of The Diaspora …


Range Rover PHEV makes it to Heaven’s Gate

Range Rover Sport Plug-in hybrid (PHEV) performance SUV recently showed its dynamic breadth of capability on one of the world’s most challenging driving roads before tackling 45-degree epic climb to Heaven’s Gate rock arch in China. A dizzying 99 turns and 999 daunting steps didn’t stop the new Range Rover …


Oscars So Diverse

An Asian, a Hispanic and two African-Americans all won Oscars at the 90th Academy Awards last night, which discarded old traditions for new ones. Gone was the Academy president’s customary speech with longer monologues padding out the biggest night in show business. Host Jimmy Kimmel wasted no time in addressing …


Social media provides added layer to ‘Death Wish’ remake

A pointless reboot, which sees Bruce Willis reviving a role, made famous by Charles Bronson in the 1974 original, the film follows a citizen who turns vigilante after thugs kill his wife. Arguably, one of Bronson’s best films, the story was first told in Brian Garfield’s 1972 novel of the …

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Pre-Oscar Gala Celebrates Female Directors in Television and Film

As a prelude to the Academy Awards on Sunday, Uptown Magazine held a pre-Oscar gala celebrating “Women Directors in Television and Film.” Dee Rees, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Stella Meghie and Chandra Wilson were recognized for Their Outstanding Achievements in TV and Film. Jurnee Smollette-Bell, DeWanda Wise, Denise Boutte, Tika Sumpter and …


Snoop Dogg to perform at the Gospel Music Awards

It’s the gospel industry’s biggest night and this annual salute to Gospel music is now in its 33rd year. First taped in Chicago at the Arie Crown Theater, the Stellar Awards is the first Gospel Music Awards show in the U.S., honoring Gospel Music Artists, writers and industry professionals for their …

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‘This is a story about belonging,’ says director Ava DuVernay

The movie has one of the greatest ensemble casts of all time and at the Hollywood premiere of “A Wrinkle In Time” the entire cast were in attendance. Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, Zach Galifianakis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Storm Reid, Levi Miller, Deric McCabe, Rowan Blanchard were joined …


Trendy’s Oscar Favorites

It’s just a few days till the annual Academy Awards and there’s plenty to look forward to for Sunday’s lineup: speeches, surprise winners, golden statuettes and glittering gowns. With less than a week to go till the film industry’s biggest night, Trendy Africa has delved into its fashion archives to …